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A DENVER DEPOT
TO BE BUILT BY MOFFAT ROAD Track Laid on Burlington Right of Way.—Seems to Indicate an Alli ance Between the Two Lines. Denver, June 20.—The News this morning says: By a strategic coup, quietly planned and swiftly carried out, the Moffat road yesterday laid its own track into the heart of the city to Fif teenth and Delgany streets over a va cant Burlington right of way. and work on a temporary $5,000 depot will begin this week. The track was built over a vacant right of way owned by the Bur lington along Delgany from Seven teenth to Fifteenth gtrefet. running through the Burlington yards Just north of the Union depot yards. The well-planned move is the final open evidence of the alliance between the Moffat road and the Burlington, end Its significance is said to be tre mendous as touching future railroad interests and alignments in this state. It is taken to mean, beyond all doubt, that the Burlington and Moffat roads have entered into a permanent alliance and will join in erecting a new depot on Fifteenth street, on the old water works property, entirely remov ing their lines from connection with the Union depot. Then when the rout ing of the transcontinental business over these two lines begins, the sea-to sea traffic over these lines will paES through this new depot. “ The plans for a new depot will be an nounced early this week and work will begin at once. When the regular schedule of trains on the Moffat line goes into effect next Thursday the trains will be run from Fifteenth and Delgany streets and the trolley ser vice from the North Side over Fif teenth street will at once be put into more active use. General Manager A. C. Ridgeway last night confirmed the news that the Mof fat road had refused the offer of the Union Depot Company and would come into the heart of the city over its own tracks, to its own depot. "We built this piece of track to-day,” he said. “It is over a vacant piece of ground owned as a right-of-way by the Burlington road and extends along Del gany street to Fifteenth street. It is fell Burlington property. We have It completed. Plans wil be announced Jater in the week for a new depot. Wo will have an excellent car service to the city, having all the Fifteenth street service from the North Side. We will come in over the Burlington tracks from Utah Junction.” Panama Currency. Washington, June 20. —The commis sion charged with the preparation of a currency system for Panama has Teached an agreement which estab lishes a coin equivalent in fineness and weight to the dollar of the United States as the standard and which also makes the United States dollar legal tender in Panama. Under the terms of the agreement • the Panama government will recoin or convert the Colombian silver Into tolns of the size of a silver dollar. The amount of this silver In Panama is now estimated at $1,500,000. At the request of Secretary Taft It was agreed to coin as much more sil ver until a total of $6,000,000 is reached. In order to retain a parity with gold there will be deposited in some reputable bank In New Work fif teen per cent, of the amount coined, and in addition there will be deposited all the seigniorage which Panama will make in the coinage to meet the American government’s requirements. The agreement provides for a joint arrangement between the government of Panama and the canal commission under which, by selling drafts and by drawing on the funds, exchange can be kept down to a reasonable figure, not above two per cent., and thus avoid large fluctuations cf rates. Death List Still Growing. New York, June 20.—Sunday’s har vest of dead from the steamer Gener al Slocum numbered forty-nine, bring ing the total number of bodies so far recovered up to 632. Of these 559 have been identified, while about forty of the victims now lying at the morgue have not been claimed by friends or relatives. During the day thirty-six bodies were recovered and it was not until after dark when the great majority of the searchers had ceased to work that the other thirteen were found. Most of these came up from the bottom and into Shore. They were discov ered by the police who were left to watch all night. While the list of missing has been cut down somewhat by the identifica tions made yesterday, eleven new names were added to that roll, thus leaving the total of missing almost as it was on Saturday, something more than 300. Attorney Hangs Released. Denver. June 20. —A News special from Cripple Creek last night says: Frank J. Hangs, the leading counsel here for the Western Federation of Miners, who was thrown into the bull pen last Monday in Victor, was relased this evening and returned to this city. Mr. Hangs was released through the Intervention of Sheriff Edward Bell. No explanation was made to Mr. Hangs as to what charge he was ar rested on. Mr. Hangs was seen by a News representative this evening and made the following statement: "My treatment while in custody was extremely good. The guards on duty showed me every reasonable cour tesy. In fact, all of them did what ever they could for me. They pro cured newspapers and books when ever I desired them.” Tremendous Speed Predicted. New York. June 20. —Dr. A. C. Al bertson. an inventor, makes the state ment that material is on the ground and work will be commenced at once for the construction of an electric rail road between South Beach and Mid land Beach, Station Island, on which it is expected a speed of 160 miles an hoar will be made. LATE WASHINGTON NEWS Director Roberts, of the mint, re cently started on a trip of inspection of mints and assay offices, which will include the mint at Denver and the as say offices at Boise, Seattle, Spokane and Nome, Alaska. Charles Hartzel, formerly of Denver, at present secretary to Porto Rico, ar rived in Washington on the 14th inst. Mr. Hartzel comes to Wa?hington upon a number of matters relative to his of fice. having business before the Treas ury Department. He expected to remain about a week and then return to Ponce. President Roosevelt has announced the appointment of William E. Coch ran. now chief postoffice Inspector, to be purchasing agent for the Postoffice Department, an office created at the last session of Congress. The appoint ment takes effect July 1. The salary of the office is $5,000 per year. Mr. Cochran's successor has not yet been selected. Secretary Moody held a conference with the general board and a number of the bureau chiefs of the Navy De partment on the subject of improve ments for the Guantanamo station, and, as a result, a board will be ap pointed to recommend a general plan for the projected Improvements. It is understood that it is not proposed to equip the station for general repairs for ships like the navy yards in this country. "I decline the nomination, the clerk will call the roll again for nominations for vice president.” This Is the state ment of what he will do at the Chi cago convention made by Senator Cannon of the house when asked the direct question. "What will you do if the convention nominates you despite your objections?” Speaker Cannon will be the permanent chairman of the convention and in a position to act as indicated. Patents have been issued to Colo radans as follows: Tanney S. Alford, Denver, sash lock; William C. Davis, Denver, pulverizing rolls; Clarence J. Griffith. Fort Collins, combined churn and butter worker; Andrew J. Leonard. Denver, electric key selection and striking mechanism: John A. Linn, Pa gosa Springs, non-reflllable bottle; Gus Reddish. Denver, hitching weight; James W. Scott. Colorado Springs, fluid pressure regulator. Postmaster General Payne has is sued an order for the free transmis sion through the mails of reading matter in raised letters for the blind. The order directs that such reading matter may be sent by a public li brary or institution to blind readers as a loan, and returned through the mails without postage. The packages are restricted in weight to not more than four pounds, except in case of a single volume, which must not exceed ten pounds. i Secretary Hay has received a call • from Mr. Chow Tszchl, the first secre- I tary of the Chinese legation in Wash- I Ington, who expressed the deep regret » of his government at the reported I killing near New Chwang of the ' American newspaper correspondent : Etzel by Chinese soldiers. The lega • tion has received no details but was > able to assure Secretary Hay that his • government would make ail proper i amends for the unfortunate affair If the reports were true. The Department of Justice has de ' tailed A. C. Campbell, assistant attor \ ney in the Interior Department, to take charge of the government’s in -1 terests in the suit pending before the ’ United States Supreme Court, brought by the state of Kansas to restrain citi j zens of Colorado from diverting, for purposes of irrigation, the waters of ! the Arkansas river. Mr. Campbell will ' visit Colorado and Kansas next month and take charge of the work, obtain ; ing testimony to support the govern ‘ ment contention, which is that the law’ of prior appropriation of water of 1 unnavigable streams for purposes of Irrigation and other beneficial uses 1 shall be continued in force in all arid | and semi-arid states and territories. I Something serious is likely to over take the agricultural colleges in this country where the requirements of the government are not observed. There is no Improvements in the showing made I at those institutions so far as the com ment relates to so-called military de partments of those schools. Very little Interest Is taken in the military branch ; of instruction and as a general thing the subject may be said to have been Ignored by the college authorities. At •ome places not more than SIOO a year . was allowed for the benefit of the mil itary department, and this is consid ered ridiculously small when one takes Into consideration that some colleges receive as much as $75,000 a year from the United States government on the theory that the colleges are doing something in the way of military edu cation in the country. It is possible that the War Department will under take to do something next year toward obtaining examinations which will ex act more satisfactory returns from the colleges. One suggestion is there will Ibe statutory requirements that a col- I lege in receipt of government bounty I shall expend a certain percentage of it in its military department. | General Chaffee, chief of staff and head of the army, has arranged for a tour of inspection of prominent mili tary posts of the country during July and August. He will be accompanied by General C. F. Humphrey, quarter master general, and Captain Grote Hutchinson of the Eighty-eighth caval ry and aide to General Chaffee. Since the return of General Chaffee from act ive service in the Philippines and Chi i na he ha? felt the necessity of getting j acquainted with the country, much of • which he was perfectly familiar with as a line officer, but part of which has grown beyond his knowledge since he became head of the army. The itiner ary of the party calls for about 15.000 miles of railroad travel, in addition to coach transportation. Many practical questions will be solved on this trip. I particularly those of mobilization at I important centers. Railroad facilities : will be looked into, equipment will be gone over and the genernl mobility of the army will be inquired into, to save the country from the scenes during the Spanish-American war ever taking place again. General Chaffee and his party will spend one day each at Fort Douglass and Boise barracks and two days at Fort D. A. Russell. INJUNCTION SUIT BEGUN BY PRESIDENT BURNS Portland Mine Manager Will Appeal to • Federal Court to Restrain Governor Peabody. Denver, June 18. —The News this morning says: Governor Peabody was served yesterday with notice that on Wednesday next James F. Burns will apply to the Federal Court at St. Lou is for a temporary writ of injunction restraining him and the military from interfering with the operations of the Portland mine. This introduced a new feature into the Colorado lal>or trou bles. There is an opinion prevailing that the Moyer habeas corpus case may fail of its desired end when Gov ernor Peabody makes his return on July sth. as he will set up that Mr. Moyer is no longer in his custody. At torneys, are somewhat divided on the question, but there is little doubt that in considering the Portland injunction suit tue Federal Court will take up ami pass upon the military policy as pur sued by Governor Peabody and Adju tant General Bell in handling the •trike. in connection with his injunction suit Mr. Burns has also served notice on Governor Peabody. General Bell, C. C. Hamlin, secretary of the Mine Owners’ Association, and others con nected with that body; Sheriff Ed ward Bell of Teller county, and his deputies who assisted in shutting down the Portland mine, of his inten tion to bring suit against them for SIOO,OOO damages, which he claims due him because of the closing down of the mine and the arrest and deporta tion of many of his men. The damage suit will be brought in the Federal Court of Denver. It is understood that in addition to his own personal suits Mr. Burns will also assist the miners formerly em ployed in the Portland mine who were arrested and deported by General Bell, to prosecute damage suits in the Fed eral Courts against the governor and military. The petition for the injunction sets forth the history of the present strike from its beginning last August to the 1 closing down of the Portland mine. It refers to the Independence dynamit ing tragedy as criminal in its nature, and says that the mine was shut down •as a result of that occurrence. It is further stated that unless an Injunc tion can lie obtained rest rain ing the defendants from further interference, the mine must remain closed, to the great loss and detriment of complain ant. •*• , It is also stated that about 500 men j were employed In the mines and that complainant offered to surrender to ! the authorities men whom they might designate as amenable to the laws, but that this offer was rejected, the reply being made that it had been de cided that no mine should be operated by the Western Federation of Miners, and that this mine was a harbor and asylum for lawless characters. People's Party Delegates. .Denver. June 18. —A. B. Gray, chair ■ man of the People’s patty of Colorado has issued the following unnounce ment: "Denver. Colo.. June 11. ! "To the members of the People’s party of the State of Colorado: I "I hereby appoint the following as delegates and alternates to represent the state of Colorado at the national convention of the People's Party to be , held at Springfield. Illinois. July 4. 1904. The appointments by counties I are: "Delegates at Large—Frank W. Ow- I ers. Lake; R. H. Northcott. Washing j ton; L. T. Gray, El Paso; Thomas Sur ' ber.Teller; Evangeline Heartz. Denver; J. P. Cassedy. Ouray: Michael Blythe, Fremont; T. B. Manion. Boulder; J. A. Eddy. Pitkin, and Theodore Rosen borg. Garfield. "District Delegates—Miss Llle Harris. ! El Paso; W. F. Mowry. Montezuma; K. S. Stout. Phillips; Mrs. ’E. Wilber. Chaffee; John Dunn, Lake; H. C. Wheeler, Routt; John F. Powell, Lo gan; James P. Flannagan. Morgan; Armond Thomson. Gilpin: Duncan Drummond. Clear Creek; C. S. Conant, Rio Grande; Ben Bolt. Eagle; Mrs. A. L. Beavers. Powers; R. S. Fedder. Lar imer; J. P. James. Jefferson; W. A. Mclntyre. Saguache; George H. Rollins Denver; Mrs. Moore. Pueblo; Mrs. Tlb bets. Denver: N. F. Clark. Boulder. "Alternates —Barney O’Driscoll. San Juan; D. A. Mills and A. B. Gray. Denver; George Carpenter. Rio Grande Frank Madden. Weld; P. Monahan. Routt; Judge Chapman. Teller; John Williams. Fremont; Hattie A. Norton, Montrose, and Millard Fairlamb. Delta. “The official route and the day or departure will be announced later. “A. B. GRAY. "Chairman People’s Party State Cen tral Committee. "Attest: T. M. LYONS, Secretary.” Bandit’s Demands Increased. Washington. June 18.—In a cable gram yesterday to the State Depart ment. Consul Gummere at Tangier in dicated that the bandit Raisuli. owing if the bandit chief means to carry out ficials. had exaggerated his demands to a point where they have become ri diculous. It is quite certain that this govern ment will not comply with any of the demands that relate to itself, and can not consistently require the Sultan to do as Raisuli asks. It is admitted that if the bondit chief means to carry out his threats, the captives. Perdicaris and Varley. are in great peril. Even their lives, however, are not regarded as a sufficient stake to warrant this government in establishing the danger ous precedent that would fedlow the granting of the demands of Raisuli. for with the strong temptation thus of fered to the lawless tribesmen of Mo rocco. no foreigners there would be safe against kidnaping. All that can now be done is to await the outcome of the present ne gotiations, hoping that Raisuli will abate his demands and make sure t iiaf he learns through the Moorish govern ment that his own life will be demand ed by this government if ha executes his captives. BURNS OPPOSED BY PORTLAND DIRECTORATE Members of the Board Disapprove His Action in Supporting the West ern Federation of Miners. Denver. June 18. —A Republican spe cial from Colorado Springs last night says: The discontent whlcn lias been de veloping among the board of directors ol the Portland Gold Mining Company, leports of which have appeared at in terval . culminated to-night in a spe <ial meeting of the boaul of directors in the Portland offices in the Bank block, at which Vice President Irving Howbert. F. G. Peck, secretary ami treasurer, and T. F. Burns, another director, were present. There are live directors in the company, and ex-Con gressn.an R. C. Shannon of New York concurred in the action taken to-night, although not present. After the meeting Vice President Howbert. speaking for himself and ev ery member of the board of directors except President James F. Bums, au thorized the following statement: “The action of Mr. James F. Burns In filing suit against Governor Peabody was taken without the authority or knowledge of the other directors of the Portland Gold Mining Company. Four out Of five of the directors, including It. C. Shannon of Now York, do not ap prove of his course and do not wish to rest under the imputation that they are supporting or approving of the course of the Western Federation of Miners.” For several months past decided dis satisfaction has existed, even the Burns family, regarding the alleged misman agement of the Great Battle Mountain bonanzu by President Jump- F. Burns. Frequent complaints upon the part ot minority stockholders in years past were of no avail, because of the firm support given Mr. Burn? by his broth er, Tom Burns; his brother-in-law. F. G. Peck; Vice President Irving How hert and R. C. Shannon of New York. These gentlemen, together with James F. Burns, comprise the directorate, and together with their close associates, hold the control. Recently even these firm friends became dissatisfied with Mr. Burns’ rndlcal methods and their rentiment crystallized In action to night Although the only action taken at this evening's conference was the dis cussion of the subject and the state ment given out by Mr. Howbert repud iating the damage suit filed by Mr. Burns in Denver, a special meeting of the board of directors will be held In this city in a few days and definite ac tion is the matter will be taken. NEWS-TIMES BOYCOTT. Papers Brave the Withdrawal of Ad vertising Patronage. Denver, June 18.—The News this morning says: "The first of the* large mercantile concerns to definitely an nounce the pre-arranged boycott against the News-Times to their man agement was the Daniels & Fisher Stores Company. Yesterday morning it sent in Its ad copy for the Sunday issue. It consisted of ten squares, the minimum amount it could send In un der the yearly contract existing be tween the News-Times and the com pany. Daniels & Fisher usually take a page ad in the News on Sunday. Ten squares Is about one-twenty-second of iu usual space. The copy was deliv c red with a very definite announce ment that the course of the News was not agreeable to that firm, and for that r< ason the space had been reduced. It is fair to presume that were It not for tin contract between the papers and Daniels & Fisher no copy at all would have been sent." In his reply Mr. R. C. Campbell, gen eral manager of the News-Times com pany, said: Gentlemen —I herewith return copy for your advertisement in the Sunday News. said copy being of the minimum siz*- permitted under your contract. It was sent to this office with information to the effect that its size waH a warn ing to tlie News and the Times that tiny must change their attitude toward tin present unfortunate troubles In Col ei ado. In other words, that the News and the Times were hereafter to be boy ccuted by your establishment. Under the circumstances 1 feel that you would prefer to be relieved alto gether of the obligations of your con tract. Therefore. I give you the option of either canceling it or simply holding it in suspense so long a? you desire. The penalty for non-observance of this contract by your company will not be exacted by us. Naturally, in the face of such a snuggle, where the independence and fieedom of the press of Colorado Is the issue, the News and the Times cannot and will not retreat from the position they have assumed. They will c almly and dispassionately submit to the peo ple of the state the real meaning of the if-sue Involved and the part that both sices, are taking in It.” The News further says: "Several other merchants—who have heretofore been the best, and best served patrons of the News and the Times, have given notice that their usual Sunday page ad wi i be cut down to the ten-square di mension.” Durango Democrat Fined. Denver, June 18.—A Ihirango dis patch of last, night says: The* Demo crat Publishing Company was fined s:;un to-day for contempt of court and an order entered that If the fine was not paid in twenty-four hours an exe cution be issued against the property. The action against I>ave Day. editor (,: 'he Demcx-rat. for contempt, in cluded the Democrat Publishing Com pany. hut Lire case against the stock holders was not heard till to-day.* The contempt for which the compa ny was fined was the publication of articles written by Day. The articles criticised the action of the court In a recent case in which a part of the Du rango school board and two attornevs v ere held in contempt of court. Daj’s fine was S3OO. He* preferred to go to jail and is editing his paper from his The company may get out of paying th< line, as a chattel mortgage was tiled for record this afternoon from the Democrat Publishing Company to Thomas H. Tully, Dave Day’s son-in law, lor $13,000. STATE CAPITAL NOTES State Normal Institute. The normal institutes for Colorado are beginning their sessions, which will continue until the last of August. | Tho counties of the state are divided Into thirteen normal districts. In each ' one of these an Institute will be held. The first one began Monday. June 6. at Golden, and the last one will be at Trinidad, August Bth to 22nd. The Denver normal will begin June 20th *nnd continue to July Ist. Mrs. Helen M. Grenfell, state super intendent of public instruction, will visit as many of these normals as possible during the time they are in session. She was at the Golden nor mal. and yesterday left for the one at Canon City; thence Mrs. Grenfell will go to the Las Animas normal. Among the leaders are three educators from Denver. Fred Dick will have charge of the Trinidad institute, and A. \V. Elder ! of the Denver. Prof. I). E. Phillips of University park was at Golden. Follow ing Is a list of the Colorado institutes: No. I—Fort1 —Fort Morgan, June 20th to July 4tli; C. V. Parker of Julesburg. j conductor; Holyoke. July 11th to 25th, C. V. Parker, conductor. I No. 2 —Boulder. August Ist to 12th; Mary E. GUI, Fort Collins, conductor. I No. 3 —Denver. June 20th to July j Ist; A. W. Elder, Denver, conductor. I No. 4 —Golden, June 6th to 16th; : D. E. Phillips, . niverslty park, con ductor. I No. s—Colorado5 —Colorado Springs, August Ist to 12tli; Dr. Henry R. Sanford, I Penn Yan. New York, conductor. No. C —Burlington. June 20th to July ! Ist; A. D. Hoenshal. Georgetown, con ductor. I No. 7—Canon City. June 6th to 18th; M. F. Miller, Fort Collins, conductor. No. B—Las8 —Las Animas. June 6th to 20th; E. R. Jones. Lamar, conductor. No. 9 —Trinidad. August Bth to 22nd; Fred Dick, Denver, conductor. No. 10—Saguache, July 18th to 31st; Alamosa, August Ist to 15th; 11. M. Barrett, Pueblo, conductor. No. 11 —Durango, June 20th to July iRt; M. F. Miller, Fort Collins, con ductor. No. 12 —Grand Junction. June 20th to July Ist; F. H. Clark, Central City, conductor. No. 13 —Salida. August Ist to 12; F. H. Clark. Central City, conductor. Mrs. Martha Shiite, secretary of the State Horticulture Society, who had been in St. Louis the last few weeks looking after the state’s horticultural exhibit, returned to Denver on the 10th Inst. Whitney Newton, state treasurer, has gone East to attend the commence ment exercises of Cornell college at Ithaca. New York, his alma mater. Mr. Newton Is accompanied by his family and they will remain East for about six weeks. On the way home a stop will be made at St. Louis to visit the World’s Fair. E. F. Richardson, attorney for Charles H. Moyer In his habeas corpus case, recently filed a request with the clerk of the Supreme Court for a cer tified copy of the record and of the opinion handed down by Chief Justice Gabbert and Justice Campbell In this case. Justice Steele's dissenting opin ion has not yet been given, and it is understood that as soon as it Is handed down Mr. Richardson will ill** a petition for a re-hearing. Should tills be denied, it is understood to be Mr. Richardson's intention to carry the case to the United States Supreme Court. It was in order to be prepared for this appeal to the federal tribunal that Mr. Richardson asked for the certified copy of the record and opinion. After a great deal of correspond ence, which has lasted a year or more. It has been decided that the silver ser vice, which the citizens of Denver pur chased for the cruiser Denver, will he presented when the vessel reaches Galveston’, about the middle of July. It Is expected that a number of Den ver citizens will go to that city to take part In the presentation services. Mayor Speer has telegraphed to Mayor Austin of Galveston that the presenta tion would he made there. The cruis er will leave the Philadelphia yards on July Ist and will proceed to the Texas port. At first ii was intended to have the service presented at Philadelphia, but at the urgent request of the Gal veston mayor and former Mayor Wright of Denver, the plans were al tered. In the examination by the State Board of Pharmacy, held In Denver June 10th and 11th. the following passed as registered pharmacists; Jo seph A. Anderson. L. J. Bauer, Den ver; John It. Beiler. Ouray; T. It. Bray, Denver; B. T. Clough. Leadville; C. W. Cotton. P. B. Godsman. William P. Hays. Denver; G. W. Langdon. Buena Vista; James M. Moore. Fort Collins; Lee I). Perkins. Denver. Peter Pfranklln. Fort Russell. Wyom ing; W. D. Pratt. Las Vega. New Mexi co; W. F. Relnig. Leadville; Roy Robertson. Denver; Harlan E. Rupp. Castle Rock: Charles W. Shatta. Den ver; C. E. Smith. Longmont: Roy L. ! Steele. Colorado Springs; George W. j Stryker. Boulder; Guy R. Swan. Frank C. Thompson. Denver; A. F. Williams, ! Fort Morgan. I At a meeting of the State I .and Board June 10th the matter of the school I land near City park in Denver was taken up for consideration. The state j owns the land on which the Denver i Athletic park and the Park Floral I Company's green houses are located, j The hoard Is very anxious to plat this • land into city lots, or make some other disposition of it that will be morn sat- I Isfactorv than the present plan o.* t leasing it. Register Woodruff lias pro | pared a circular letter addressed to the j real estate men o’ Denver asking that i they submit a plan for the disposal of ! the land. This letter was presented to the board and each member took a ; copy for further consideration. At the ; next meeting the matter will again be taken up. and it is hoped some definite j arrangements will be made. In pursuance of its plan the board ; renewed the lease of the Park , Floral Company tor two years and eleven months. This will make zll the leases expire at the same time , and when the land is free the board unless some better proposition is sub mitted by the real estate men. will i probably plat the ground and lease it lor residence purposes. SEVEN HUNDRED LOST ON THE GENERAL SLOCUM Some Estimates Are as High as One Thousand.—Five Hundred and Thirty-six Bodies Recovered.—« Over Three Hundred Identified. New York. June 17. —With unceasing effort, search is going on for the bodies ot those who perished Wednesday on the General Slocum. Wliat the list of victims will total scarce any one dares venture a guess, but whatever the number may be, there is hardly a parallel in the history ot disasters where death came to so many in so brief a period of time. Police and Health Department offi cials have placed the number at a fig ure as higli as 1,000 and more. 4 u t to " eight it woqjd seem that the maximum fatalities will not largely exceed 700. All day long, from sunrise until dark ness shut off even the melancholy sat isfaction of watching for the dead, anx ious searchers kept up their vigilance, and at dusk there had been recovered 536 bodies, for the greater part women and children; mothers who weeks ago had planned that fatal outing for their children, little ones who had longed for the happy day. Up to dusk 499 bodies had passed through the morgue, and of these more than 300 were identified. The East Side had its human sympa thies aroused to the fullest extent, and down by the river where the. boats un loaded their dead, thousands gathered throughout the day. Streets leading to the morgue were blocked and only with difficulty could the police keep clear tlie passages lead ing to the long rows of coffins for thoso who came to search for the missing. GRAND ARMY ELECTIONS. Woman’s Relief Corps and Kindred Organizations. Denver, June 17. —A Canon City dis patch says: At the second day ses sion of the Grand Army encampment, Departments of Colorado and Wyom ing, much Interest was manifested in the election for the various officers in the G. A. R. and affiliated organiza tions. , . , . Following are the officers elected for the various organizations: G. A. R.—Commander. T. J. Downer, Pueblo; senior vice commander. S. G. Patrick. Denver; department chaplain. C. H. Brooks. New Windsor; medical director. Dr. 1). W. Otis. Fort Morgan; council of administration. George W. Hamilton and C. K. Tredwell, Denver, W. H. Fitch, Pueblo. John Davis. Crip ple Creek, and William Green. Rocky Ford. Woman’s Relief Corps—President, Mrs. Olive H Klliin: senior vice presi dent, Alice B. Cheney, Monte Vlstn; Junior vice president, Sana Maxwell, Pueblo; treasurer. Alice T. Smith, Cripple Creek; chaplain. Mary E. Clark, Denver: members of executive hoard, Ida Critchell. Denver; Ruth A. Dana. Colorado Springs; Mrs. Nellie Weston, Canon City; Alice Seeds. Crip ple Creek, and Anabelia C. Johnson, Fort Morgan. Ladb*s of the G. A. R—President, Minnie Ditto. Victor; senior vice presi dent, Amanda Olmstead. Denver; Ju nior vice president. Edith Holmes, Florence; treasurer, Hannah H. Wea ver. Victor; chaplain. Sarah Hamphill. Denver; council. Alice* Oanely, Colo rado Springs: Hetty Kinney. Reicky Forel, anel Opal Wldman. Monte Vista. Sons of Veterans—Colonel. Frank Witney. Denver; vice coloned. W. W. Swan. Pueblo; council, Ix>rin Whltne-y and John Head, Denver, anel adjutant. August Russia. Pueblo. GALBRAITH CONVICTED. Wife Murderer Sentenced to Be Hanged at Canon City. Denver. June 17. —A Central City dispatch last night says: Aze*l I>. Gal braith. who killed his wife and son last February, must expiate* his terrible crime on the* scaffold in the state jx*ni tentiary at Canon City. Such was the verdict of the Jury which was returned at 10 o’clock to-night. Galbraith hearel his doom pronounced without showing anv emotion, though he was nervous and colorless while the Jurors were coming in and after the verdict wan announced. Galbraith was taken to his cell in the baseme;nt of t he county Jail at once an<l on the way to th'r cell he told Sheriff Cody that he tlid not expect anything else. Five ballots were taken. The first stood eleven lor murder in the flr**t degree and one for second degree. The fourth ballot was unanimous for a ver dict of guilty in the first degree. The fifth and last ballot was unanimous for guilty In the first degree with the death penalty attached. Mine Workers’ Appeal. Springfield. 111.. June 17. —Addresses have been sent to President Roosevelt and to President Gompers, of tho American Federation of Labor, by offi cers of the Illinois Mine Workers’ Union, asking, "in behalf of 50,000 union miners an investigation and Im mediate steps to punish the parties guilty of innumerable crimes commit ted in Colorado under the pretext of ’military’ necessity, ’law and order.’ etc., and that all-men be protected in their inalienable rights as guaranteed by the laws und constitution of our country.” Gompers is asked to call a conven tion of all labor organizations affiliated with the A. F. of L. "for the purpose of investigating the Colorado situation and taking such steps as may be deemed necessary to curl; the murder ous. despotic, un-American and unoon i tltutlona) act s of the mlJltary-mad < f flcials of that unfortunate western commonwealth.” The Supreme Court of Montana has decided the celebrated law known as House Bill No. 132. which permits cor porations to dispose of property to other affiliated companies, to be con stitutional. The act was passed over (lie veto of Governor Smith in 1899. It ■was under this law that the Amalgam ated Copper Company was enabled to purchase the properties of the Boston and Montana. Butte and Boston and Parrott comnanies.